Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

We here at Mama’s Gotta Bake just love our cookies. You notice how I said “we”, you know it’s really just me. I like to pretend there’s a group of us here so I can actually justify eating all these cookies.  Anyway, “we” spent the entire month of December  baking an obscene amount of goodies, but I decided that my last post of 2012 should be the Linzer Cookie.

For me, if there was ever cookie perfection, then the Linzer Cookie is it. They have a tender, nutty dough (check out those gorgeous flecks of nuts in the cookies below), a sweet preserve filling and they’re dusted ever-so-lightly with powdered sugar. Come on, you’re dying for one, admit it!

As we head into 2013, Mama’s Gotta Bake heads into year three, and I just wanted to thank all of you who have stopped by and read my posts. I appreciate your comments, and I can’t believe I get to connect with food lovers from all over the world. I wish everyone a peaceful and Happy New Year.

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies
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Mama’s Tips:

When you take your dough out of the refrigerator in preparation for baking, let it warm up for 5-10 minutes. Then, roll your dough out in between two pieces of parchment paper. At this point if the dough is too warm and sticking to the parchment,  you won’t be able to cut clean edged shapes from it. Lay the dough in the parchment flat on a cookie sheet and return the dough to the refrigerator or freezer. When the dough is cold again you will easily be able to cut your shapes out.

Store the cookies in an airtight container in between layers of wax paper. They should last for 3-4 days. But they won’t last that long, trust me.

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Recipe: Intermediate

32 thoughts on “Linzer Cookies

  1. My word, Sheryl. These Linzers are perfection in every way! The square ones are refreshingly shapely. “We” are justified in devouring as many as we like. Cheers to you & yours for a splendid 2013!

  2. These cookies are a perfect. Everyone loves linzer cookies, and these look spectacular. Thanks for sharing your recipes and thank you for sharing your beautiful photography. I look forward to what’s coming in 2013.

  3. “We” love the looks of this cookie, Sheryl! The square ones are uber-cute. And I love the photo with the ornaments and the lovely old sifter. Happy New Year!!

  4. Yay for your third year of blogging! I love your blog so much – the recipes are always amazing, the photography stunning, and your baking tips invaluable. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season full of delicious food like these gorgeous linzer cookies, and I wish you a fabulous 2013!

  5. I continue to love your postings from a visual, aesthetic and “literary” sense. More often than not the photos find their way to my desktop where I can enjoy them every day without the calories. Congratulations are due on your consistency for quality of the blog which is deserving of the attention it has garnered. Wishing you great things for the coming year.

  6. I’ve been casting around for something different to make as I wrap up my holiday baking, and these are just the most gorgeous traditional cookie. My husband will be thrilled, he loves this type of treat. So beautiful as always, and are we ever lucky to have your blog – so glad that you’ll be continuing to delight us in 2013!

      1. Just wanted to let you know that I made these the other night, and they are so delicious! I love the nuts and lemon in the dough, it really makes them something special.

  7. I LOVE your website!! And Linzer Cookies. I haven’t had them in SO long and I haven’t ever made them myself before. I need to change that! They remind me of the holidays but i’ll gladly eat them any time of year.

  8. We make linzer cookies (we call them “linzer tarts” at my house) every Christmas season. Our favorite shape is star! they are beautiful cookies… but very time-consuming to make!

  9. Hi Sheryl!
    I found your blog via pinterest when searching for a linzer cookie recipe for my cookie swap! This recipe was spot on for what I wanted! Nutty with a citrus holiday twist. Since it was my first time to make linzers (I always thought it too time consuming to make before) I made them nice and small, manageable for a first timer. I only adjusted the hazelnuts for all almonds since they are quite hard to find here in Manila, Philippines.

  10. Those cookies look gorgeous! I love festive baking. Talking of the holiday season, have you ever made or tried lebkuchen? They are a type of German spiced cookie and they taste like gingerbread. My favorite ones have a soft center of apricot jam, surrounded by the gingerbread-type mixture and then coated in dark chocolate.

    1. Hi Grace, as someone who is obsessed with cookies I have heard of lebkuchen, however I’ve never made them. They will be next on my to-do list!

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